Startup tech vendors are worth the risk, say IT execs

IT leaders must acknowledge and manage the risks of working with startup tech vendors -- and set reasonable expectations.

By Johanna Ambrosio, Computerworld |  IT Management, startups

Ricardo Angel, senior vice president of General Electric Energy Financial Services, said his company wants to mine data to learn how to use mobile devices to maintain IT equipment, especially in locations "where it's difficult for people to go."

Fox is also using big data tools -- including sentiment analysis and Hadoop products -- as it launches an initiative to track the studio's top 5,000 customers, McKenzie said.

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